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Croatian Coastal Cruises (Deluxe Superior)

Best Kept Secret Kvarner Cruise from Opatija

The Croatian Coastal Cruise fleet offers relaxing, scenic cruises around the glittering Dalmatian coastline. The fleet comprises of six different categories of ship. The brand new Deluxe Superior category boasts newer and larger vessels measuring at least 47 metres in length and built with high quality materials of solid wood, glass, marble, stainless steel and similar. The vessels are all either newly built or refurbished in 2016 with hot tubs and spacious, superbly designed, air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20 meters in size. Vessels of this category all feature spacious amenities including a sundeck, lounge and indoor and outdoor dining areas. As well as offering higher standard accommodation, cruises on Category Deluxe Superior also include Airport transfers, seven buffet breakfasts and seven four course lunches, drink with lunch, Captain's dinner with live music, dinner in a typical Croatian setting, sightseeing's, English speaking tour manager, various entrance fees, various tastings, Visitors' tax & port fees, luggage handling and a daily cabin service.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship in Opatija.

Day 1: Opatija

Arrive in Opatija, and check in from 1 pm this afternoon. Settle into your cabin and meet the crew and other guests. The ship departs for Krk, the largest Croatian island and en route stop to swim in the clear waters. Krk has diverse villages of various sizes, stunning promenades, dramatic rock faces with tiny islands and hundreds of hidden bays and beaches. This evening enjoy the many bars and restaurants. Afternoon wine tasting in Vrbnik village with bus transfer from Krk. Overnight in Krk town.

Day 2: Krk - Rab Island

After breakfast cruise towards Rab island. On arrival, there are the imposing stone walls and you'll see Romanesque church towers, churches, palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Do not miss and try the famous “Rapska torta“ cake (the receipe is secret). Overnight in Rab.

Day 3: Rab Island - Zadar

Morning cruise from Rab towards Zadar, travelling by Pag island with its unusual moon-like landscape. Stop for a swim on the tiny island of Maun. Continue to Zadar where you may join a guided tour. The city was the metropolis of Dalmatia region for many centuries and its rich cultural heritage is visible at every turn. The Roman forum dates to the 1st century AD and the church of St Donatus dates to 9th century AD, the most famous Medieval basilica and the symbol of the city. Zadar has a great many restaurants and bars to enjoy. Overnight in Zadar.

Day 4: Zadar - Kornati

Today you will visit the National Park Kornati rich in cultural and historic remains including an old Ilyrian fortress, Roman villas and medieval fortresses and settlements. Kornati consists of 140 islands and reefs with many offering dramatic rocky coastlines. Dinner on board. Overnight in Telašćica Bay on Dugi Otok.

Day 5: Kornati - Mali Losinj

After breakfast there will be time for a swim before sailing towards Mali Lošinj Island. Mali Lošinj is one of the most popular islands in the Northern Adriatic, on account of its pine trees and clear blue waters. On arrival to Mali Lošinj, enjoy a walking tour followed by a visit to the Museum of Apoxyomenos dedicated to the ancient bronze statue of an athlete found in the sea near to the island. Later walk along the harbour or visit the neighbouring town of Veli Lošinj, 5kms away. The ship moors here overnight.

Day 6: Mali Losinj - Cres

After a morning swim the ship leaves Mali Lošinj Island and heads towards Cres. This is an unusually shaped island and its long and narrow land is covered with forests, vineyards and olive tree plantations. Cres and Mali Lošinj were once joined but the Romans dug out a channel in the middle, thus dividing them. Optional dinner in village Loznati (with transfer from Cres) where you can try the best traditional lamb specialties this island has to offer or spend the evening exploring the medieval city of Cres.

Day 7: Cres - Opatija

After breakfast the ship departs for Opatija. On the way, marvel at the breathtaking view of the famous Opatija Riviera arriving late afternoon. You can take a stroll along the famous Lungo Mare pathway towards the charming fishing village of Volosko, noted for its excellent fish restaurants. Afterwards, enjoy some farewell drinks on board whilst reminiscing about your cruise.

Day 8: Opatija

After your final breakfast disembark the ship in Opatija.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Opatija.

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation onboard the ship
  • Meals on a half board basis (daily English breakfast and 4 course lunch or dinner)
  • Welcome reception & cocktail
  • A drink with lunch
  • A litre of water daily
  • Abundance of fruit daily
  • Coffee and tea all day
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • Captain's dinner with live music
  • An additional dinner
  • Professional tour manager
  • Guided walking tours of towns Opatija, Lošinj, Zadar, Rab and Krk
  • Museum in Mali Lošinj entrance fee
  • National Park Kornati and Nature Park Telašćica entrance fees
  • Wine tasting in Vrbnik
  • Rab cake tasting
  • Visitors' tax & port fees
  • Luggage handling
  • Daily cabin service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board

Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Beverages other than those already mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal insurance
  • Passport and visa costs
 

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